Russ Green

“I worked with Chris during his time as both the manager and Director of Football at Hartlepool United, and he had an excellent impact on the club. He took the team from the bottom of League Two to be consistent play-off contenders, and then appointed Danny Wilson who won promotion to League One. Chris’s football knowledge and player acquisition ability are both second to none, and with his positive attitude and excellent work ethic he belongs at a high level of the game.”


   Russ Green - Rochdale AFC & Former Hartlepool United FC Chief Executive

Richie Humphreys

“I’ve known Chris for a long time as both my manager at Hartlepool and my CEO as Chesterfield. I’ve always had a good working relationship with him as a player and most recently as a player / coach. Chris is very organised, a great motivator and very knowledgeable about the game due to his experience as a manager and CEO. He recruited fantastically well at both clubs, and a lot of the players from his time at Hartlepool are very close to this day.”


Ritchie Humphreys - Chesterfield FC Player / Coach | PFA Chairman

Howard Wilkinson

“I knew Chris as a schoolboy, had him as a player at Leeds United, and followed his career closely as he moved from playing towards coaching and management. He then moved into a more strategic role overseeing the structure of a club, finances and recruitment - demonstrating his knowledge of the game. Chris is diligent, hardworking, honest trustworthy and loyal, with a good temperament. I would highly recommend him for any role in the game due to his vast experience.”


Howard Wilkinson - Former Leeds United FC, Sunderland AFC & Sheffield Wednesday FC Manager

Paul Cook

“Chris brought me in as Chesterfield manager and we had two and a half years of great success together - so much so that it led to a number of players being sold on for good fees. Chris always supported me in my role, both on the pitch and off it with regard to the football budget. I honestly can’t speak highly enough of him, he was a huge contributor to our success on the pitch and generated much needed revenue behind the scenes.”

Paul Cook - Wigan Athletic FC Manager | Former Chesterfield FC Manager